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Zombie OS: Windows XP still powers 181M PCs two years after support ends

Even though Microsoft retired Windows XP two years ago, an estimated 181 million PCs around the world ran the crippled operating system last month, according to data from a web metrics vendor.Windows XP exited public support on April 8, 2014, amid some pa.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated NewsApr 11th, 2016

It"s official: Older versions of Internet Explorer are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. All Windows users still running IE7 or IE8, and those running IE9 on any other edition of Windows b.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2016

It"s official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser.All Windows users still running IE7 or IE8, and those running IE9 on any other edition of Windows bu.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2016

Apple’s Siri vs. Microsoft’s Cortana on an iPhone

Cortana is good, but is it a Siri killer? Move over Siri, here comes something different. For the first time since its launch in April 2014, Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated assistant, is now available on smartphones other than Windows devic.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsDec 21st, 2015

Windows Store for Business manages your organization’s inventory of apps

Microsoft announced the launch of a dedicated Windows Store for Business back in April, and now, IT professionals can now sign up their businesses via the official site. Windows Store for Buisness is now open in 21 countries around the world which include.....»»

Category: topSource:  inferseRelated NewsNov 18th, 2015

Microsoft Analyst Summit: On a Path to Reinvention — Accelerating the Digital Revolution as the Productivity Company in a Mobi

This IDC Flash summarises and reviews the announcement and discussions at the Microsoft Analyst Summit 2016, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel in Singapore on April 26 and 27, 2016. Microsoft's executive team reemphasised the existing strategic themes.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  idcRelated News6 hr. 57 min. ago

Crypto-ransomware attacks hit over 700,000 users in one year

Kaspersky Lab found a drastic increase in encryption ransomware attacks, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016. This is an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015, showing that crypto-ransomware has become an epid.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJun 24th, 2016

The Official Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines Are Here and They Are Onerous

Good news: Paramount and CBS’ have created a way to ensure a fan film won’t get sued. Bad news: The way they’ve done that is by issuing some seriously confusing and oppressive rules about what fans can and can’t do.Read more........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2016

There’s no way to feel apathy about Beyoncé’s new ‘Sorry’ music video

Beyoncé is serving up more Lemonade. The singer and entertainer has released the official music video for Sorry, the second single off her recent visual album, which premiered in April. The post There’s no way to feel apathy about Beyoncé’s .....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2016

There"s no way to feel "apathy" about Beyoncé"s new "Sorry" music video

Beyoncé is serving up more Lemonade. The singer and entertainer has released the official music video for Sorry, the second single off her recent visual album, which premiered in April. The post There's no way to feel 'apathy' about Beyonc.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2016

Watch Beyoncé’s new music video for the second ‘Lemonade’ single, ‘Sorry’

Beyoncé is serving up more Lemonade. The singer and entertainer has released the official music video for Sorry, the second single off her recent visual album, which premiered in April. The post Watch Beyoncé’s new music video for the second ̵.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2016

Microsoft Analyst Summit Asia 2016: Spoken and Unspoken Messages

This IDC Flash intends to capture the key messages and themes from the Microsoft Analyst Summit Asia 2016, held in Singapore from April 25 to 27. During the summit, Microsoft, through its global and regional leadership team, business partners, and custome.....»»

Category: servicesSource:  idcRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2016

Microsoft brings its IFTTT rival to iOS, but it’s not yet ready for prime-time

At the end of April, Microsoft revealed a preview of Flow, an automation tool that connects productivity apps and triggers actions between them, similar to IFTTT and Zapier. For example, you could set it to notify your team on Slack when you’ve adde.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsJun 21st, 2016

India"s new rules might make it easier for Apple to (finally) open stores in the country

The Indian government has announced it's relaxing its local sourcing rules that companies needed to follow if they wanted an official retail presence in the country. The rule changes could pave the way for Apple Stores. The post India's new rules mig.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2016

Microsoft Flow, a tool for managing workflows, launches on iOS

 Microsoft Flow, the company’s recently launched workflow management tool, has now arrived on mobile in the form of an iOS application. Essentially a direct competitor to IFTTT, Microsoft Flow debuted in April on the web, offering an interfac.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 20th, 2016

Microsoft: Edge Gets 70% More Battery Life Than Chrome

In a post on its official Windows blog, Microsoft claims that Edge browser offers significantly better battery life than its competitors. According to the company's tests, Edge provides 36 to 53-per........»»

Category: topSource:  laptopmagRelated NewsJun 20th, 2016

Microsoft Claims Edge Browser Can Extend Your Battery Life

In a post on its official Windows blog, Microsoft claims that Edge browser offers significantly better battery life than its competitors. According to the company's tests, Edge provides 36 to 53-per........»»

Category: topSource:  laptopmagRelated NewsJun 20th, 2016

ReCore is 12 Hours Long, Shared Progression Across Xbox One and PC

Some new details about Microsoft’s ReCore has come to light thanks to the official website of the game. According to the details shared, Recore is 12 hours long. The title was present during E3 2016 at Microsoft’s press event and it looked pre.....»»

Category: gameSource:  segmentnextRelated NewsJun 20th, 2016

Microsoft opens Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver

With a $90-million investment from one of the world’s biggest tech companies, the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre officially opened in Vancouver today. The project was originally announced in 2014 and is...With a $90-million investment from one .....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsJun 18th, 2016

Microsoft"s Acquisition of LinkedIn Extends "Conversation as a Platform" and Addresses Mobility Challenge — But

The LinkedIn acquisition extends Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's "conversation as a platform" ("CaaP") contextual service strategy first articulated at the company's Build developer event in early April. CaaP is a timely vision with an insufficient distribu.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  idcRelated NewsJun 17th, 2016